Hunter Education Courses
The Oconomowoc Sportsman’s Club provides Hunter Education classes, taught by instructors certified by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. With a few exceptions, anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1973, must complete a hunter education course and have a hunter education safety certificate on file to purchase any hunting license in Wisconsin. Most states in the USA also require hunters to have completed a hunter education class, often regardless of the age of the hunter, and Wisconsin’s hunter education certificate is accepted in every state, Canada and Mexico.
There are several options for obtaining a Hunter Education Certificate, and OSC provides instruction for two of the more popular options. This includes the Hunter Education Field Day, which is part of an online Hunter Education Class, as well as the Traditional Hunter Education Class.
ONLINE HUNTER EDUCATION CLASS WITH FIELD DAY:
Students enroll and take an online class followed by attending a field day. The online portion of the course requires students to work through educational units and complete multiple-choice quizzes. Upon successfully completing all portions of the hunter internet field day online course, the student is awarded a field day voucher. Students enroll in a field day and present the field day voucher to attend the in-person field day course. The field day provides practical reinforcement of what they learned online, and includes hands-on firearm handling, demonstrations and practical exercises. The students take a multiple-choice exam and complete a hands-on, skills-based assessment. Upon successfully completing of all portions of the field day course, the student is awarded a hunter education safety certificate.
For 2021, OSC will hold Field Day Classes on Saturday April 10th, Sunday September 12th, and Saturday October 2nd. Classes are held on the OSC grounds and building, start at 8:00 am, and end mid-afternoon.
OSC members who are looking for more information about this option, or want to reserve a spot for themselves or family members should contact Doug Fendry at 608-843-7999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The link below will take you the WI DNR Safety Education web page, and see option 2 under the tab for enrolling in hunter education classes.
TRADITIONAL HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE
Students attend a multi-day, in-person course where students learn hunter responsibility and safety through lectures, demonstrations, group discussions, practical exercises and individual study. The students take a multiple-choice exam and complete a hands-on, skills-based assessment based on information found in the printed student manual and taught during class. Upon successfully completing of all portions of the course, the student is awarded a hunter education safety certificate.
LINK TO WI DNR HUNTER EDUCATION PAGE:
Safety Education | Wisconsin DNR